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Published July 26, 2022

About This Episode

Meet Debbie Todd, creator of The Woodlands at Hocking Hill.

Debbie is a physical therapist and mother of three by day, and an STR host by night. 

Debbie and her husband Jeff were looking for a vacation home that they could get away to a couple of weekends a month.  The idea of renting it out wasn’t totally off the table, but certainly wasn’t a priority.

Then one weekend, in the spring of 2020, the family decided to list the property on Airbnb.  And, well, it instantly took off…so much so, in fact, that the Todd family was rarely able to stay there! 

This traction inspired Debbie and Jeff to start searching for another home in Hocking Hills.

Tune in to hear the inspiring story of how Debbie and Jeff found the property which they’d transform into the Woodlands Lodge and how they’ve designed their budding STR business to give back to the community. 

Alright, without further ado, get ready to meet Debbie. 

Book The Woodlands at Hocking Hills.

This week's episode is brought to you by Wander.

In every marketplace, there are the Davids and Goliaths.  
 
While it’s hard to fathom now, Amazon was a David when Borders and Barnes and Noble were the bookstore Goliaths.  
 
And don’t forget that Apple was a David when Xerox, IBM, and Motorola were consumer technology Goliaths. 
 
Today, I want to introduce you to the David of short-term-rental platforms — a company called Wander.
 
Whether you’re embarking on a family vacation, planning a getaway with friends, yearning for a workcation, or organizing a company offsite, there is a Wander for every occasion. 
 
Wanders aren't vacation homes, they're better. Inspiring views, modern workstations, restful beds, hotel-grade cleaning and 24/7 concierge service are just a few of the guarantees that come when you stay with Wander. 

Wander is in search of high-end vacation homes in incredible locations around the US (think national parks, beaches, mountains…) with proven annual revenue. If you are a short-term rental owner looking to sell your property to someone who will appreciate what you’ve  built, send the Wander team an email with all the important deets (like monthly rev, monthly expenses, yada yada) to hello@wander.com.
 
If Wander makes an offer, you can count on it being all cash, quick and hassle-free. 
 
So if you’ve been thinking of selling, even remotely, why not start a conversation with our friends at Wander? Send them an email at hello@wander.com
 
Behind the Stays is brought to you each week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  
 
You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com 

About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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